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Hardliner Sheriff And Prosecutor Celebrate Failure Of Recall Campaign

By Hatewatch Staff on March 4, 2008 - 6:40 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas held a joint press conference Wednesday to celebrate the failure of a recall campaign against both of them.

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Minutemen Point To Leader’s Asian Wife As Proof They’re Not Racist

By Hatewatch Staff on March 4, 2008 - 6:36 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

Utah Minuteman Project head Eli Cawley knows what kinds of people don’t belong in this country. “Ted Kennedy, George Bush,” Cawley says. “If they don’t respect the rule of law, I don’t want them here.” Mostly, though, this group includes the country’s population of undocumented immigrants.

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Appellate Court Upholds Judgment Against Vigilante Rancher

By Hatewatch Staff on March 4, 2008 - 6:31 pm, Posted in Uncategorized

In a ruling released earlier this week, the Arizona Court of Appeals upheld the decision of a civil jury that found Barnett responsible for threatening the Morales family members with an assault-type rifle, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, gross negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in an October 2004 incident. Damages totaling $98,775 were awarded to the Morales family…

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National YAF Leadership Cracks Down On Racist Lecture Series

By David Holthouse on March 3, 2008 - 1:49 pm, Posted in Academic Racism, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino, Anti-Semitic, Hate Groups, Hate on Campus

Kyle Bristow, the former chairman of the Michigan State University chapter of Young Americans For Freedom, is no stranger to erratic behavior. But the MSU junior exhibited a particularly strange emotional schism last week, rhapsodizing about bald eagles one minute, and then branding the national leaders of YAF “cowards” the next.

Bristow’s wild mood swings began last Sunday, February 24, when he announced that he was resigning his MSU-YAF post in a rambling and egomaniacal, but generally upbeat letter that concluded with Bristow graciously “passing the torch of freedom to the next generation of YAF leaders.” Then, on Thursday, February 28—the day after YAF founder William F. Buckley died—Bristow published a bitter screed on the website of the racist magazine American Renaissance. It was titled, “Why Jared Taylor Cannot Speak at MSU.” ( continue to full post… )